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Schoen Clinic London appoints new Hospital Director

Schoen Clinic UK are pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Smith as Interim Hospital Director at Schoen Clinic London, taking over the role from former Hospital Director Erin Shaffer. 

Stephen’s extensive sector experience spans 35 years and includes Interim Hospital Director of Sheffield’s Claremont Private Hospital, National Managing Director of Virgin Care (UK) and Hospital Director at BMI Healthcare.  He also comes with a wealth of international experience, having previously held senior positions in Australia and the Far East. 

In his new role, Stephen will be responsible for the leadership and further development of Schoen Clinic London’s super-specialised Orthopaedic and Spinal Hospital near Harley Street. This will involve further developing the employed Consultant models and partnering with new Consultants to drive quality healthcare and the clinical excellence Schoen Clinic London is widely known for. As well as building new relationships with stakeholders, private medical insurers, GPs and other Allied Health Professionals.

Speaking about his new role, Stephen said: "I am passionate about enabling patients to access the best possible treatments and clinical outcomes, something which I already know Schoen Clinic are also extremely passionate about. The highly specialised nature of Schoen Clinic London is very exciting and I look forward to taking it even further forward in the national and international private healthcare market."

Andy Davey, Managing Director of Schoen Clinic UK, said: "We're achieving great things at Schoen Clinic London, and we're excited to have Stephen whose wealth of experience and leadership skills are an excellent fit for the company. Stephen will help us to develop and drive our vision forwards."

About Schoen Clinic UK

Part of Germany’s largest family-owned hospital group established in 1985, Schoen Clinic UK entered the UK healthcare market in 2018 providing award-winning, expert-led private healthcare in the specialty areas of mental health, eating disorders and orthopaedic and spinal surgery. Its accolades include The LaingBuisson Private Hospital Group of the Year 2020. For more information, please visit the website at

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